Ecologic Analytics has been chosen as the MDMS for Oncor’s Advanced Metering System (AMS) project. The MDMS will manage AMS meter read data for more than 3 million electric meters in Oncor’s service territory. The utility is in the process of rolling out advanced meters and has made a commitment to complete its entire service territory by 2012 in one of the broadest deployments of AMS technology on an electric grid in the nation.
Initially, the Ecologic MDMS will load 15-minute interval data and daily meter reads from Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream advanced energy management solution, then validate, estimate, edit (VEE) the data, post billing determinants and deliver the information to the respective Oncor systems ready for billing and presentment to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state’s settlement authority. By January 2010, the Ecologic MDMS will also be incorporated into higher order automated functions provided by the AMS.
The added value of Ecologic Analytics’ relationship with Landis+Gyr provides Oncor with a higher level of coordinated advanced metering expertise and functionality. The heritage of the relationship between Ecologic Analytics and Landis+Gyr began in 2001 with joint field deployments and was later expanded though Landis+Gyr’s strategic investment in the company in 2007